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Table 4 Strongly endorsed items rated as “Essential” or “Important” AND “Very helpful” or “Helpful” by 100% of participants

From: Development of guidelines for giving community presentations about eating disorders: a Delphi study

Statement and questionnaire category Agreement across all scales (%)
Presentation format
Authors and presenters should... be good role models and advocate for a safe and respectful environment free from discrimination (12–17) 100
Authors and presenters should... be good role models and advocate for a safe and respectful environment free from discrimination (18+) 100
Presentation content - Signs and symptoms
Presentations should... include warning signs of eating disorders (18+) 100
Presentation content - Causes/risk factors
Authors and presenters should... explain that a combination of biological, psychological and sociocultural factors contribute to the development of eating disorders (12–17) 100
Authors and presenters should... explain that a combination of biological, psychological and sociocultural factors contribute to the development of eating disorders (18+) 100
Authors and presenters should... explain that eating disorders affect people regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation (12–17) 100
Authors and presenters should... explain that eating disorders affect people regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation (18+) 100
Presentation content - Recovery
Authors and presenters should... tell the audience that it is courageous and necessary to ask for help and support during recovery from an eating disorder (12–17) 100
Authors and presenters should... tell the audience that it is courageous and necessary to ask for help and support during recovery from an eating disorder (18+) 100
Presentation content - Seeking help
Presentations should... include information about eating disorder support services (12–17) 100
Presentations should... include information about eating disorder support services (18+) 100
Presentations should... normalise help-seeking (12–17) 100
Presentations should... normalise help-seeking (18+) 100